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Tuesday, February 23, 2010

P2P risks, all over again

It's sad when our government has to warn businesses about their own P2P network security flaws.

I wrote about the security considerations with P2P applications seemingly a lifetime ago (2003) for TechTarget in a piece titled Are P2P applications worth the risk?

Around this same time I served as a P2P expert on a panel discussion at American Intellectual Property Law Association's conference in Atlanta where we discussed these same issues.

Nothing has changed with the threats and the vulnerabilities of P2P applications...nothing. OK, it can be argued that things have gotten worse. Yet we continue to ignore what's going on at the desktop and at the protocol level. Interesting insight into how far we've come with information security since then.

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